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SOUTH AFRICA: AngloGold picks Harmony to buy South African assets

  • Date: 11-02-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG – AngloGold Ashanti has picked Harmony Gold Mining as the buyer for its last remaining South African operations, according to people familiar with the matter.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Northam to post record interim operating profit of up to R3.1bn

JSE-listed Northam Platinum expects to post a record operating profit of between R2.9-billion and R3.1-billion for the six months ended December 31.

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CORONAVIRUS: Wuhan: Who's Been Impacted?

  • Date: 11-02-20
  • Category: CORONAVIRUS
  • Source: EET Asia

The lockdown in Wuhan is affecting a whole host of local high-tech companies. They range from manufacturers of display panels, memory, fiber optics, auto parts to suppliers of components, bio-medicine and medical devices. Here’s who’s who.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Carmakers look to resume China output after virus forced closures

(Reuters) - Automakers including Daimler, Ford and Tesla are looking to resume production in China after being forced to shut factories following the outbreak of a new coronavirus.

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COBALT: Glencore secures five-year deal to supply cobalt to Samsung SDI

  • Date: 10-02-20
  • Category: COBALT
  • Source: Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Glencore signed a five-year deal to supply battery maker Samsung SDI with up to 21,000 tonnes of cobalt, the miner and trader said on Monday.

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CORONAVIRUS: Chinese automakers produce face masks to fight coronavirus

  • Date: 10-02-20
  • Category: CORONAVIRUS
  • Source: Auto News

China made more than 5 billion face masks last year but there is still a shortage as the number of coronavirus infections increases.

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SOUTH AFRICA: PGMs to play ever increasing roles in greener, cleaner world – Anglo Platinum

  • Date: 10-02-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) ­– Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Anglo American Platinum is convinced that PGMs are poised to play increasingly significant roles in a greener, cleaner world, driven by favourable new opportunities presented by societal megatrends.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Nikola Unveils the Nikola Badger Pickup

PHOENIX, AZ (February 10, 2020) -- Nikola Corporation is excited to announce the product launch of the Nikola Badger electric pickup truck with an estimated range of 600 miles. Unlike anything on the market, the advanced electric pickup is designed to target and exceed every electric or petrol pickup in its class. The Badger is engineered to deliver 980 ft. lbs. of torque, 906 peak HP and 455 continuous HP. 

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